Windows 10: Under the hood of Microsoft's Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux


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       23 Apr 2016 #1

    Under the hood of Microsoft's Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux


    Microsoft is revealing more details about how Bash on Windows 10 works, and the company's 'Drawbridge' pico-process work figures prominently.

    Bash on Windows 10 was one of the big reveals at Microsoft's recent Build conference. Since then, there's been a lot of speculation about what Microsoft did to make this possible.

    Microsoft is starting to provide more details via blog posts and a new Channel 9 video on what's going on under the covers.

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    Spoiler alert: There's no secret Linux kernel hidden in Windows 10. Instead, it's the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that was developed by the Windows Kernel team is what provides the foundation that enabled the Linux binaries to run on Windows.

    WSL includes a user mode session manager, pico provider drivers that emulate a Linux kernel and pico processes that host the unmodified user mode Linux, like Bash, as Microsoft officials explain in an April 22 blog post...


    Read more: Under the hood of Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux | ZDNet


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  2.    24 Apr 2016 #2

    So is there a possibility of X applications running on this? Seems like only Bourne scripting will run and that's it, no? I also take it that the BASH infrastructure will be Windows 10 specific?
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  4.    26 Apr 2016 #4

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    So is there a possibility of X applications running on this? Seems like only Bourne scripting will run and that's it, no? I also take it that the BASH infrastructure will be Windows 10 specific?
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/30554...his-trick.html
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